Since its 1966 introduction by Egger-Bahn (the well-known 9mm toy train company) in Germany, the Lectron System continues to be considered a unique and highly innovative way of teaching analog and digital electronics. From Egger-Bahn’s English translation of their 1966-1967 catalog:
The Lectron System was in fact available for purchase in Germany during the Fall of 1966. For a more complete discussion, please visit the following Forum topic – What is the Lectron System?
Despite many ‘authorities’ attributing the Lectron System’s invention to others, Georg Franz Greger, Dipl.-Ing, was the true inventor and he proudly displays his creation for a publicity still taken on 1966-OCT-20.
Patented on 1965-MAY-08, the Lectron System was introduced by Egger-Bahn at the 1966 Spielwarenmesse (Toy Fair) held during that February. The Lectron System was hailed as a major achievement in teaching electronics.
The Lectron System was one of the leading exhibits at the 1967 Spielwarenmesse and numerous prominent Bavarian politicians stopped by the exhibit to receive a demonstration.
In the photo below (taken on 1967-FEB-11), going from left to right starting with Mr. Greger we have an unidentified female, Dr. Otto Schedl (standing with black moustache) 1912-DEC-10 — 1995-JUN-08, Bavarian minister of economy and transport and Christian Social Union (CSU) party member, Dr. Alfons Goppel (seated with outstreched hand) 1905-OCT-01 — 1991-DEC-24, Prime Minister of Bavaria 1962 – 1978 and CSU party member, unidentified male, and Mrs. Käte Strobel (née Müller) 1907-JUL-23 — 1996-MAR-26, Department of Health minister and Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) party member.
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